16 Sep Immigration Department issued 1,566 invitation in the International Experience Canada
Immigration Department issued 1,566 invitation in the International Experience Canada
During September 9-13, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,566 candidates to apply for a Work Permit in the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. In this round, Canada issued 506 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Working Holiday candidates from the United Kingdom; 278 ITAs to candidates from Australia; 177 ITAs to candidates from Ireland; 173 ITAs to candidates from Japan. The remaining 432 ITAs were issued to candidates from the other participating countries. As of September 13, 2019, the Immigration Department issued ITAs to 133,615 candidates under the IEC.
#IEC, #Working_Holiday, #ITA, #IRCC, #Work_Permit
Saskatchewan has updated the dates for Entrepreneur draws in 2020
On September 12, 2019, Saskatchewan has updated the dates of the invitation rounds in the Entrepreneur stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The province announced that the first draws of business immigration will take place on January 7, 2020, and March 5, 2020. The last invitation round of this year is scheduled for November 7, 2019. All dates are subject to revision by the provincial authorities.
#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Entrepreneurs
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick updated their lists of Designated Employers
On August 28, 2019, the list of New Brunswick employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been updated. The list now contains 718 employers that have been designated by the provincial government. Since April 2019, the province added 257 new employers. On August 31, Nova Scotia has also updated its list of Designated Employers. The new list contains 1,002 employers. Since April 2019, the province added 49 new employers. In total, as of August 31, 2019, there are 2,264 designated employers in all four Atlantic Provinces that can hire foreign workers through the AIPP.
#AIPP, #Atlantic_immigration, #Designated_employers, #New_Brunswick, #Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #Nova_Scotia, #Prince_Edward_Island
Tuition continues to fluctuate due to the exchange rate
Statistics Canada has released a report that summarizes the average tuition for domestic and international students. The department posted on Twitter that tuition has decreased in Ontario this year. This was good news for domestic students, but not so much for international students. Tuition for international students has increased by 7% this year. For example, the University of Toronto tuition for international students in applied science and engineering programs was $29,055 in 2011-2012. The cost increased to $58,680 for the 2019-2020 year, which is almost equivalent to the cost of a Mercedes Benz. Aside from tuition increases, living expenses are also challenges faced by international students.